Police charge driver in hit-and-run of 5-year-old girl - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Police charge driver in hit-and-run of 5-year-old girl

Tammy L. Burke (Source: Richmond Police) Tammy L. Burke (Source: Richmond Police)
A 5-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1100 block of Dove Street around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (Credit: NBC12) A 5-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1100 block of Dove Street around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (Credit: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A 5-year-old girl is in the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle that then took off.

The accident happened in the 1100 block of Dove Street around 7:45 p.m. The child was taken to VCU Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

While the driver fled the scene after the accident took place, police say she contacted them a short time later, offering to turn herself in.  The driver is now in custody.

Tammy Burke, 25, is charged with felony hit and run and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

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